In 2005, as the City Council was working
on creating a strategic direction with city staff, the Council brainstormed a
series of value statements that they wanted the city organization to adhere to.
After further discussing these statements and pairing them down to a select few
they drafted values definitions. Those agreed upon values are shown below:
- Integrity: Being worthy of the
public's trust in all things. We deal honestly and respectfully
with each other and the public at all times.
- Innovation: Valuing progressive
thinking, creativity, flexibility and adaptability in service delivery.
- Accountability: Taking personal responsibility
for our actions or inaction while putting the interest of the taxpayer first.
- Commitment to Excellence: Behaving responsively
in our delivery of service to the public. Our work is
characterized by its quality and by the diligence with which it is carried
out. We proactively seek to solve problems in advance.
- Teamwork: Recognizing the importance of working
together to meet our citizen's needs, communicating clearly sharing resources
and information freely.
Since these values were adopted in 2005, they
have become the banner statement for what is expected of our City Council
members, city employees, as well as all other city volunteers. To serve as a
constant reminder, these statements are posted throughout all of the City's